Summit Christian Academy

Summit Christian Academy Photo #1 - We are a small private Christian school with a diverse population of students. Our teachers focus on interactive learning experiences to help students better absorb what they learn.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #1 - We are a small private Christian school with a diverse population of students. Our teachers focus on interactive learning experiences to help students better absorb what they learn.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #2 - 5th-6th Graders created their own electricity from scratch! Mr. Roy Having put himself through college doing handyman jobs with heating, cooling, electrical work, making blueprints and building houses, he believes young people should be taught practical skills and safe/proper usage and care of tools.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #3 - Mrs. Nichola has fun and educational activities every day in her class for our Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten students.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #4 - Our 1st and 2nd Graders participate in University of Learning, where they get to direct their own learning. Each student picks a topic and gets to practice their communication and presentation skills by presenting to their classmates about one of their favorite things. This student chose his grandfather's Camero.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #5 - Every years Ms. McCaw's classroom switches themes based on the type of history they are learning. This year's theme was medieval. Student's are knighted and expected to act chivalrous. The entire classroom is transformed to create an interactive learning environment.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #6 - 5th-8th graders got to serve with the Patriot Guard Riders of Utah. Mr. Roy is a veteran and a Patriot Guard Rider so he receives invitations to serve as an escort when a veteran, a fallen officer, or even an animal that has served, is brought to the final resting place and he brought our students along to serve.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #7 - We have a very strong music program. Most SCA students participate in our ukulele, handbells, handchimes, and vocal choirs. We have several performances per year at the school and all over the valley.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #8 - Service plays a crucial role in a Christ-centered education. Our students participate in several service projects throughout the year. This is our students at a Work Day at our local Wheeler Farm helping to bail some hay.
Summit Christian Academy Photo #9
Summit Christian Academy Photo #10
Staying in-person this school year with a comprehensive school plan to support the health and safety of our students and staff that includes wellness checks at the door and face coverings (masks or shields) and time where students are socially distant and can remove face coverings temporarily, thanks to our small class sizes.
We will have school in-person and online class streaming options available to use as needed or wanted by parents.
Still accepting applications for TK - 8th Grade!  Summit Christian Academy has been providing students in the Salt Lake Valley with high quality education for 63 years.
Seventh Day Adventist owned and operated, providing students of any/all religions and diverse backgrounds with a Biblically-based Christ-centered education.
Studies show, in schools of all sizes, students in Adventist schools outperformed the national average in all subjects.
We have small classroom sizes.  All of our staff is certified in differentiated instruction - the ability to tailor instruction to an individual student's strengths and weaknesses.
At tuition rates of $5,200 - $5,600 we have one of the lowest private school tuitions in Utah. We offer a high quality Christian education from highly educated staff at an affordable cost.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked UT School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 52 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Sep. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Summit Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Utah for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
52 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Summit Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Dark blue/khaki pants or skirts with white/light blue or navy polo shirts.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Sep. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$5200 for TK-5th grade. $5700 for 6th-8th grade.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
LEGO Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chime Choir, Drama Club, Handbell Choir, Ukulele Club, vocal choir

School Notes

  • Educational Immersion - What do castle walls, a play loft, early American soldier uniforms, flags from around the world, indoor butterfly gardens, praise songs, a throne room, and ukuleles have in common - Imaginative teachers. At Summit Christian Academy, you never know what you will discover next. No two days are alike. Learning is active, fascinating, and experiential from Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 8th grade.
  • Biblically-Based/Christ Centered Approach - Each class starts off their day with an inspirational worship. Bible classes help the students discover the great themes and threads of God's love and plans for mankind. We love the delightful tapestry of our students who come to us from a wide variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds. This diversity, one of our important strengths, helps us all to recognize the beauty of our differences and the uniting quality of our 'samenesses. Providing a rich, well-rounded Christian education to any child who desires it is our highest priority.
  • Accessible Eduication - Making our high quality education affordable and available to all students, regardless of their economic situation, is of the upmost importance. We have one of the lowest private school tuition's in Utah because we strongly believe every child deserves the best education possible whether his/her family can afford it or not. We also offer tuition assistance to ensure every child can be a part of our school family.
  • Development by Design - Each child is of inestimable value regardless of socio-economic status, ethnic origin, gender, or mental acity. It is our desire to connect each child with his/her curiousity, imagination, potential, and purpose as they foster a relationship with God.
  • Multi-grade impact - Our unique multi-grade system familarizes students with what they will learn at the next grade level, while also reinforcing concepts that they learned at a previous level.
  • Community Service - Education extends far beyond the classroom as students engage in and often come up with their own ideas for community service projects such as helping at the Utah Food Bank, making sand bags, helping at the animal shelter, baking and taking cookies to homeless shelters, sprucing up yards for elderly/disabled, playing bells or singing at retirement centers, and other great activities.
  • Get a closer look! Check out our website ( or better yet, stop in and see us in action. We d love to show you around.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Summit Christian Academy cost?
Summit Christian Academy's tuition is approximately $5,200 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Summit Christian Academy?
The acceptance rate of Summit Christian Academy is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 82%.
What is Summit Christian Academy's ranking?
Summit Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Utah for: Highest percentage of students of color, Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Summit Christian Academy?
The application deadline for Summit Christian Academy is Sep. 1.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
This small school packs a mighty punch and is a "hidden gem" in the Salt Lake community! If you're looking for strong academics, the curriculum here is strong and the teachers are skilled in differentiated instruction. If you're looking for diversity - this school embraces and celebrates diversity while creating a warm, friendly environment. SCA teaches kids how to think, not just pushing facts and information, and my children were all well prepared to move on to high school, with better-than-average reading and language scores as compared to the state statistics. The music program focused on choir, bells and ukelele and was well taught. There is prayer in the classroom every day, and the spiritual focus is on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and Biblically based on life principles. This school is a great value and I would highly recommend it.
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Summit has been a real blessing for us and we absolutely love it here. Our child suffers from social anxiety so public school did not work out. We had heard all good things about Summit from a family we knew, so we came to visit. At first, we were nervous because we're not Adventist, but after 2 years I can say it's never been an issue. Their Christian approach is based on general moral values rather than specific doctrines. The teachers and staff work as a real team; they are wonderful and really care about the kids. Education here focuses on the whole child, not just academics. The school day is a little longer than public school, which gives them time to do more and kids are not rushed through the core. They have a wonderful STEAM curriculum that includes Robotics, Music theory, and Drama. We also love that kids make friends across different grades and the parents have opportunities to get to know each other on the camping trips.
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What an amazing private school! Summit Christian Academy has figured out over their many years of educating children that the entire child must be addressed. They have striven hard to meet all the needs of my daughter from the physical, mental, and spiritual, to the moral, academic and social. With clear expectation she has thrived this year and looks forward to returning next year. She loves the music class too. We could not be happier with her growth and positive choices lately and we realize her Summit experience will reach far into the future and set her up for success over and over again. Thanks Summit Christian Academy! You Rock!
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Summit Christian Academy (SCA) has been an amazing school for our son! The dynamic teaching style, wonderful music program, and small classroom environment are exactly what we were looking for. SCA has INCREDIBLE teachers! The diverse student population is a breath of fresh air. The academic standards surpass those of the state of Utah hands down. At Summit Christian Academy students learn strong academic skills, morals, life-skills, and how to get along with others. The curriculum focuses on both hands on and book learning and students build lifelong friendships with other students and the staff. Our son and our whole family feel supported and part of a wonderful community. In addition to all this, the school teaches student to be of service in productive and effective ways. I've been impressed by the thoughtful and creative response of the teachers, staff and administration to the COVID-19 at-home school restrictions. Our son is still learning and has adapted very well to online instruction. Flexibility and positivity are skills being actively demonstrated by his teachers and will be useful to him throughout life. I attended a school in the same school system in another part of the country from first grade through high school. I was so glad to move to an area that is lucky enough to have this school system. The education I received served me well in college and throughout graduate school. I highly recommend Summit Christian Academy!
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Summit Christian Academy is one of the finest small school in Salt Lake City area. It's a great place to educate your child In a Christian setting. SCA teachers are kind and caring. Children are respectful and curious. Highly recommended.
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I love what Summit Christian Academy is all about! When searching for a place to educate our children, my wife and I wanted to find a place where academics wasn't the only part of the learning process. The other major part we looked for was Christian values. So many of my friends complain about bullying in public education. At, Summit Christian Academy bullying is not an issue. In fact, the older students learn how to mentor the younger students which prepare them to work and grow together. There's so much more, I hope you consider sending your children to our awesome school!
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Quality and Integrity are words that describe the learning that each child receives. My child attends Summit Christian Academy and they really believe in developing the whole character in a manner that aligns with our bible. The academics and learning are outstanding. Even on top of the quality education, my child is placed in situations that build his character through service projects or by performing musically. The education that my son is receiving will truly have a positive impact on his life and we are forever grateful. Thank you Summit Christian Academy for everything you do.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked UT School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 52 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Sep. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Salt Lake City, UT is $10,020 for elementary schools and $10,239 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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